Flames and Smoke Fill Sky as Dixie Fire Rages on in Plumas County

Red flag warnings were in effect in Plumas County, California on August 31, as officials warned of “extreme fire behavior” from the massive Dixie Fire amid increasing winds.

Footage released on Facebook by Plumas County Search and Rescue shows the monumental scale of the fire in a forested area near Beckwourth Genesee Road in Plumas County, California.

As of August 31, the Dixie Fire had burned 777,741 Acres (1,215 square miles), with 48 percent of its perimeter contained.

More than 3,000 fire personnel were working on the Dixie Fire, which is estimated to be contained by September 30, according to the latest official reports. Credit: Plumas County Search and Rescue via Storyful

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